Python kills security guard near Bali luxury hotel

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Lenny Smith

A python strangled a security guard near a luxury hotel on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on Friday, and then escaped into nearby bushes following the deadly attack, police and ..
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Zimbabwe man fistfights crocodile to save child

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - State media in Zimbabwe says a villager fought a crocodile with his bare hands to free his son from its jaws in northeastern rural Mutoko.    ..
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Some speeding Fla. drivers issued lottery tickets

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - Police in a central Florida city have been issuing scratch-off lottery tickets instead of speeding tickets to Christmas Day travelers.    By e..
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Man in Santa Claus suit shot in DC with pellet gun

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Police say a man dressed as Santa delivering toys in southeast Washington, D.C., was popped in the back with a pellet gun as he walked down the street and is reco..
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N. Fla. couple's baby weighs in at 14+ pounds

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The third baby may very well be the last for a north Florida couple.    Son Isaiah Lawrence Johnson was born Friday at Gainesville's UF Shan..
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Dial-a-Carol a holiday tradition at U of Illinois

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - The phones are jingling off the hook at Dial-a-Carol, a student-run project on the University of Illinois' Champaign campus. It's a hotline of sorts for people who p..
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Deputies: Jealous man shot co-worker's car window

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida Wal-Mart employee is facing charges after allegedly shooting a co-worker's car window because she won an employee-of-the-month award. &n..
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Man ticketed for trying to trade gator for beer

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Florida wildlife officials say a man tried to trade a live alligator for beer at a Miami convenience store.    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Co..
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Milan orders removal of naughty Christmas tree

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MILAN (AP) - A provocatively adorned outdoor Christmas tree in central Milan was just too naughty for city officials, who have ordered it denuded of its racy red sex toys. &nb..
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Fla man jailed after losing $100 in card game

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

DELAND, Fla. (AP) - The loser of a card game is in jail after deputies say he tried to rob and shoot the man who had just won $100.    The Daytona Beach News Journal..
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Invasive cockroach found in NYC can take the cold

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

NEW YORK (AP) - The High Line, a park that turned a dilapidated stretch of elevated railway on Manhattan's West Side into one of New York's newest tourist attractions, may have bro..
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Ga. Wendy's worker hides pot in burger, arrested

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - A Wendy's employee who tucked a partially smoked blunt in a customer's cheeseburger has been fired and charged with marijuana possession.    Police in..
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In your face, selfie! 'Science' also tops for 2013

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

NEW YORK (AP) - Look alive, selfie. There's another word of the year that's not all about you.    While Oxford University Press, the British publisher of the Oxford ..
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Tumblr brings hipster twist to year-end lists

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tumblr is where the Internet's cool kids hang out. That's why Yahoo paid $1.1 billion to buy the blogging site in one of this year's most buzzed-about deals.&n..
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Topless barber charged with unlicensed cosmetology

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - A woman who allegedly offered topless hairstyling services in northern Colorado faces criminal charges. But police say the problem isn't cutting hair without..
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St. Pete council set to discuss urban farming

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A miniature goat and sheep are happily keeping one St. Petersburg couple's lawn nicely trimmed - but the city council isn't so sure that the animals sho..
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Crickets and worms on bug museum Thanksgiving menu

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A unique - or rather "eww-nique" - Thanksgiving feast is being served up in the Audubon Insectarium's "Bug Appetit" kitchen in New Orleans.    On ..
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Mass. mall Santa Claus charged with groping elf

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

HINGHAM, Mass. (AP) - A man who played Santa Claus at a Massachusetts mall has been barred from the shopping center after he was charged with groping an 18-year-old woman playing a..
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Plea deal for NY mom in lewd birthday party case

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MOREAU, N.Y. (AP) - Charges will be dropped against a 34-year-old upstate New York mother who hired exotic dancers for her son's 16th birthday party if she completes 50 hours of co..
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Some states move to save cursive in the classroom

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The swirling lines from Linden Bateman's pen have been conscripted into a national fight to keep cursive writing in American classrooms.    Cur..
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